918 in history

Died in 918

Jun 12 Æthelflæd Lady of the Mercians, ruled Mercia from 911 to her death in 918. She was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and his queen, Ealhswith. Æthelflæd was born at the height of the Viking invasions of England. Her father married her to Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians. After his death in 911, she ruled; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle referred to her as the Myrcna hlæfdige, "Lady of the Mercians"
Jul 6 William I Duke of Aquitaine the Count of Auvergne from 886 and Duke of Aquitaine from 893, succeeding the Poitevin ruler Ebalus Manser. He made numerous monastic foundations, most important among them the foundation of Cluny Abbey on 11 September 910
Sep 10 Baldwin II Count of Flanders the second Count of Flanders and ruled from 879 to 918.
Dec 23 Conrad I of Germany Duke of Franconia from 906 and King of Germany from 911 to 918, the only king of the Conradine dynasty. Though Conrad never used the title rex Teutonicorum nor rex Romanorum , he was the first king of East Francia who was elected by the rulers of the German stem duchies as successor of the last Carolingian ruler Louis the Child. His Kingdom of Germany evolved into the Holy Roman Empire upon the coronation of Emperor Otto I in 962